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“Over Two Decades of Excellence, One Exclusive Destination”

Why Choose Waismann Method?

In the challenging landscape of opioid addiction treatments, the Waismann Method® stands distinct, pioneering breakthrough approaches for over two decades. Recognized globally for its unparalleled efficacy, our opioid detox program offers medically supervised detoxification in a fully accredited hospital setting. When seeking a compassionate, scientifically-backed, and comprehensive solution, discerning patients consistently choose the Waismann Method®. Dive deeper to understand why our method is the gold standard in opioid detoxification.

Introducing the Waismann Method®:

A leading-edge opioid treatment program that has transformed lives for over two decades. Our comprehensive approach is underpinned by the latest advancements in medical science and is a testament to our founder, Clare Waismann. Clare is not just a name in the field but a beacon of hope, being a celebrated Registered Addiction Specialist (M-RAS) and a Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC II).

Established in 1998, we’ve carved a niche in successfully treating thousands grappling with opioid dependency. While our rapid detox center is lauded both nationally and internationally, the essence of Waismann Method® transcends this singular offering.

Our successful program encompasses a myriad of medical protocols alongside therapeutic services, all tailored to address your unique health challenges. Standout features of our program include an exhaustive medical evaluation, the privilege of a private room in a JCAHO-accredited hospital, the expertise of a quadruple board-certified medical director, diverse medical detox protocols, non-addictive pharmacological options to manage cravings, and an elite recovery retreat to aid the transition phase.

At the heart of the Waismann Method® lies an unwavering dedication to shepherd you towards an opioid-free existence, ensuring unparalleled care every step of the way


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Waismann Method® World-renowned Medical Director - Michael H. Lowenstein M.D.

We are honored to have Michael H. Lowenstein M.D. as our medical director for nearly three decades. As a highly qualified quadruple board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Lowenstein is currently the most experienced doctor in sedation-assisted detox in the nation. His qualifications and experience speak for themselves, and we are committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients.

Dr. Lowenstein believes in building a relationship between patient and physician based on trust, which is essential for practicing responsible medicine. Physicians’ ethics must place patients’ welfare above self-interest to establish this trust. To ensure a successful doctor-patient relationship and achieve positive treatment results, both parties must be clear about realistic expectations, abilities, and limitations, especially the treating physician. To achieve this level of honesty and responsibility, the doctor must possess a sense of humility, honesty, and selflessness.



**CAUTIONWe want to emphasize that the ‘real’ Waismann Method can only be found in Southern California, and we are not affiliated with any other clinic or doctors elsewhere. We strongly oppose one-night treatments, as we believe this practice is irresponsible and dangerous.

Reducing services may create more profits for the provider, but it also raises the risks and discomfort of the patient. The Waismann Method team places patients’ safety, comfort, and well-being first, and we are dedicated to providing individualized, comprehensive care to our patients.

Anesthesia Detox and many other Medically Assisted Opioid Treatment Options

Although Waismann Method is recognized as the premier rapid detox center globally, it is not all we offer. However, we believe it is a fundamental responsibility of the physician to tailor the care to the unique patient’s needs; for that, several treating protocols must be available. Doctors should clearly understand each patient’s needs, clinical conditions, and likely outcomes. That is why it is essential to admit patients the day before sedation detox is scheduled. In doing so, our medical team can evaluate the potential benefits, possible risks, and harms consistent with the overall needs, wants, and best interests of each specific patient.

We do not make claims of overnight cures or miraculous reversal of time. Our health care experts understand that some patients might have been using opioids for a very long time. Additionally, the nervous system might have been affected, and it is medically impossible to rapidly identify certain dysregulations or reverse its pre-opioid use disorder state. With that said, we have assisted thousands of patients in achieving an opioid-free state, which allows their nervous system to reverse the effects of chronic opiate use while start restoring itself.

Personalized medicine is the tailoring of medical treatment to each patient’s characteristics. The approach relies on a clear understanding of how the patient’s unique genetic profile, history, and current health status make them a candidate for specific treatment protocols.

Waismann Method Benefits in One Exclusive Location

Patients fly from all over the world to southern California for the Waismann Method exclusive location. Upon arrival, a representative greets them at the airport, where their path to recovery begins. By offering our services exclusively in one single location, we have been able to become a worldwide leader in the field of medically assisted opioid treatment. Furthermore, spending two to three days (or whatever time is medically indicated) in a full-service JCAHO-accredited hospital and recover for a few days in a private recovery center provides patients the time and level of care from a responsible and effective treatment program.

Choosing the Waismann Method not only provides you with an unparalleled medical detox treatment but also assures an entirely seamless and stress-free experience during your stay. From the moment you are admitted to the time we bid you farewell at the airport, every aspect of your journey is meticulously cared for.


From admission to departure, all your logistics are managed. No need for hotel, companion, or transportation arrangements – we envelop you in meticulous care throughout your recovery journey, ensuring comfort and focus where you need it most.


Internationally Recognized Excellence: The Waismann Method, Established in 1998, Continuously Upholds the Gold Standard in Patient Care and Recovery Outcomes, Solidifying its Status as the USA’s Premier Rapid Detox Center.


Global Reputation of Unparalleled Success: Our scientifically grounded methodologies have guided thousands of individuals, aged 18 to 80, through successful recovery journeys, underscoring our dedication to achieving excellent patient outcomes 


Prioritize Your Comfort and Individualized Care with a Private Room in a JCAHO-Accredited Hospital, Where Personalized Medical Attention and Utmost Discretion are Held Paramount.


Experience Unparalleled Expertise in Rapid Detox with Our Quadruple Board-Certified Medical Director, Celebrated Nationally for Conducting Procedures with the Utmost Precision and Extensive Experience.


Implementing a Rigorous, Safety-Centric Detox Protocol, Explicitly Tailored to Address the Unique Health Specifications of Each Patient, Upholding the Highest Standard of Medical and Scientific Precision Throughout the Detoxification Journey.


Your Treatment Duration is Guided by Clinical Necessity: The Length of Your Stay is Specifically Aligned with Your Unique Health Needs, Avoiding a Generic, Predetermined Duration in Favor of a Medically Optimized, Individualized Approach


Offering Vivitrol Shots or Oral Naltrexone Therapy to Effectively Mitigate Cravings, Facilitating a Smooth Transition to Sustained Recovery


Waismann Method Includes Several Days of Inpatient Monitoring and Assistance Post-Detox, Ensuring a Thorough and Supportive Transition Within Our All-Encompassing Recovery Center


With Two Decades of Specialized Expertise in Treating Opioid Use Disorder, Our Mental Health Director Assures Patients Receive Unparalleled Emotional Care and Insightful Guidance Throughout Their Recovery Journey

Contact us and learn more about the best treatment options available for you!

Waismann Method VS Other Detox Centers

BE AWARE! If the Components Below Are Not Available, It is NOT the Waismann Method ®

Waismann Method Treatment Entails:

* Because opiate and alcohol withdrawal can lead to medical complications, treatment by a multi board-certified M.D. is pertinent.

Navigating Recovery with the Waismann Method: A Medical-Scientific Approach

Navigating through the intricacies of opioid withdrawal demands not only unwavering strength but also an elevated, medically-scientific approach. Waismann Detox™ adheres to a framework of meticulous, medically-supervised in-hospital detoxification services, enveloping each individual with the specialized care they warrant. Moreover, our exclusive recovery center avails itself for additional days of critical post-detox support—both emotional and physical—fortifying the path towards a more secure recovery.

A Scientific Exploration into the Depths of Addiction

Addiction doesn’t merely skim the surface; it intertwines through physical, mental, and emotional faculties, necessitating a scientifically robust approach to management and recovery. While engaging in treatment goes beyond mere addiction management, it intertwines with a careful, analytical addressing of any underlying health complexities. Detoxification, although pivotal, propelling the body towards eliminating toxins, marks merely the initial phase of the recovery journey. A scientifically substantiated detoxification program burgeons as a cornerstone, paving the way towards a resilient recovery.

Engaging in Thorough, Scientifically-Endorsed Treatment

The journey to select a treatment should be navigated with astuteness, probing into the intricacies of addiction and any potential accompanying mental health challenges. While detoxification doesn’t pronounce itself as a singular treatment for addiction, it serves as a critical, foundational progression towards sobriety. An adept detoxification program should seamlessly weave into supportive pathways that underpin the initial post-detox phase of the recovery journey.

If you or someone in your circle is confronting the challenges posed by opioid addiction, we welcome you to reach out. Let’s delve into our scientifically underpinned detoxification and immediate post-detox services together.


Reflecting on the Nature of Addiction: Insights from Our Founder

In the words of our founder, Clare Waismann:

“Practicing mindful, compassionate dialogue when it comes to substance use is indispensable. Labeling individuals as ‘addicts’ risks pigeonholing their identity, confining it to their struggle instead of recognizing it as a component of their broader life journey. Moreover, designating addiction as a perennial, chronic disease may inadvertently bolster the economic aspirations of rehabilitation centers and pharmaceutical enterprises, potentially eclipsing genuine recovery avenues. It remains paramount to utilize language that encapsulates hope, resilience, and a genuine potential for healing amidst these complex discussions.”

When someone is struggling with addiction, the first step towards recovery is detoxification. Detox center staff should be highly qualified and up-to-date on the latest scientific principles to provide the most effective care possible. Treatment plans should be individualized to each patient’s needs rather than following a one-size-fits-all approach. Medically assisted detoxification protocols and emotional support should be available to help patients through this difficult time. Detox centers can give their patients a much better chance of achieving long-term recovery by offering high-quality care.

Various elements must be present to become the most effective detox center. Treatment should follow the principles of the latest available science. On staff, doctors and therapists should have a high education level, board certification, and licensure from recognized American healthcare organizations. The most effective detox centers typically offer several medically assisted detoxification protocols and emotional management. Treatment plans, including protocols and length of stay, should be carefully tailored to their health needs, not pre-set.

Under the guidance of Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, Waismann Method® has established itself as a leading pioneer and innovator in the field of medical opiate detoxification and rapid detox treatments. With over four decades of experience as a medical doctor, Dr. Lowenstein has successfully treated thousands of patients suffering from opioid dependence. He continually develops new and improved methods for delivering safe, effective, and compassionate care to his patients. Additionally, Waismann Method® is proud to have Dr. Lowenstein at the helm of its team, as his unparalleled expertise and dedication are instrumental factors in the center’s ongoing success. Indeed, with Dr. Lowenstein at its helm, Waismann Method® is poised to lead the next wave in addiction treatment innovation.

Our physicians and staff are not only committed to detoxification success but also patient safety and comfort. Above all, we strive to provide the highest level of care, safety, and professionalism to every patient that comes through our doors.

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